Paliwal keeps UP at bay
Uttar Pradesh found themselves in a tight corner as unfancied Services kept up the pressure in a low-scoring Ranji quarterfinal at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. While UP were…
Tall, wiry and athletic, Sudeep Tyagi has been a pillar of Uttar Pradesh's attack in the Ranji Trophy, and had it not been for recurring injuries, might well have established himself at higher levels. Tyagi began in fine fashion, picking up a ten-wicket haul in an explosive first-class debut against Orissa at Cuttack. Tyagi proved this was no fluke, scalping nine wickets as Uttar Pradesh beat Andhra to reach the 2007 Ranji final. He ended his debut season with 41 wickets, the highest by any bowler. Tyagi's international debut was cut short by the umpires in December 2009 when the pitch at the Ferozeshah Kotla in Delhi was deemed dangerous and unfit and the match against Sri Lanka was abandoned. Tyagi's run of bad luck continued as he missed most of the following Ranji campaign because of a stress fracture. In 2009, he returned to active cricket in the IPL, and has since been a key component of the Chennai Super Kings attack.